"A very unique vampire society with a love meant to be!"
Finally, veterinarian Grania O'Malley has the job she's
always wanted. Raised in an orphanage, Grania never really
had a family. However, the deputy who found her showed an
interest in her and was a part of her life until he died.
He taught Grania how to track with the best of them, to
love and nurture the wilderness. His influence is what
decided Grania to become a vet and work with wildlife. Of
course, her favorite animals to work with are raptors, with
owls at the top of the list. Now she's got her dream job—
veterinarian at a raptor center in Texas. Even though the
bungalow where she'll be living is small, she doesn't care.
It will be her home. During an open house for the center,
Grania meets Rafael Perez, the man behind the Santiago
Trust. When she sees him Grania is shocked, for this man is
none other than the one she's been dreaming of ever since
she can remember. And not surprisingly, Grania is very,
very attracted to him.
Rafael Perez is the leader for the territory of Texas. It
has taken him a long, long time to establish his territory,
but since he's a seven-hundred-year-old vampire, time
doesn't really have the same meaning for him. When he meets
Grania, he is instantly intrigued by her but has allowed no
one into his heart since the death of his wife. Rafael has
a major problem on the horizon. Another of the lead
vampires, Madame Celeste, has decided she wants to merge
territories with him and is not happy when Rafael turns
down her offer. Unfortunately, he knows what this means—
war. Amongst all the preparations for the war with Celeste
Rafael knows is coming, he decides to pursue a relationship
Will Grania ever be more than a meal to Rafael? What will
she do when she learns his real nature? Is there a chance
for the two of them? And don't forget the upcoming war. Who
will survive and who will die?
TEXAS VAMPIRES: BOND OF BLOOD is a very different type of
vampire story. Diane Whiteside gives us a look into a very
unique vampire society with different degrees of vampires,
all the way up to master. We become caught up in Grania's
life from the beginning of the book and all that she has to
deal with as an orphan. Through her dreams, we also learn
of Rafael's past and of how he became a vampire. These two
come together in a love meant to be and we get to ride with
them on their journey. My only problem with this book is
all the Spanish, which, as a non-Spanish speaking or
reading person, did create stumbling blocks for me. Spanish
aside, this is a good story and one well worth reading.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted August 4, 2008